Posted by: Margaret Rouse
cybersquatting, domain names, ICANN
Our WhatIs.com Tech Term is cybersquatting
According to the U.S. federal law known as the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, cybersquatting is registering, trafficking in, or using a domain name with bad-faith intent to profit from the goodwill of a trademark belonging to someone else.
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Secret Word of the Day
When registering a new domain name, this is taking advantage of the new five-day grace period to sample different domain names for free.
ICANN announced that it intends to change the Internet domain naming system by allowing a nearly unlimited number of generic top level domain names. What does ICANN stand for?
What do you call it when someone repeatedly registers and deletes a domain name so he ties up the domain name without paying for it?
Learn Something New Every Day
Hackers are buying domain names with common typing errors that people make when typing a URL.
Who invented the domain name system? Paul Mockapetris. This vintage interview is still an interesting read.